Madhya Pradesh Residence Minister Narottam Mishra has given Bollywood star Sunny Leone and music composer Saqib Toshi 72 hours to take down a music video of the actor’s “obscene” dance to a track – “madhuban mein Radhika naache” – from the 1960 movie Kohinoor.
Mr Mishra – who provides Ms Leone to a rising record of manufacturers and inventive content material he deems objectionable and has threatened with authorized motion, together with a jewelry assortment by designer Sabyasachi – has claimed the video that accompanies the track hurts Hindu sentiments.
“Some individuals repeatedly damage Hindu sentiments… there are temples for Radha (Lord Krishna’s spouse) … we pray to her. Saqib Toshi could make songs regarding his faith, however such songs offend us. I’ll take authorized recommendation and motion might be taken if the video is just not taken down in three days,” he stated.
The Madhya Pradesh minister is not the one particular person demanding motion towards Ms Leone and Mr Toshi’s video; Hindu monks from Uttar Pradesh have additionally spoken out.
“We are going to go to court docket if the federal government doesn’t act towards the actress and ban her video album,” a Sant Naval Giri Maharaj from UP’s Vrindavan was quoted by information company PTI yesterday, demanding a public apology from Ms Leone earlier than she is ‘allowed to remain’ within the nation.
The track in query was launched by Saregama Music Wednesday and options Sunny Leone dancing to the track – considered by some as describing the love between Krishna and Radha – that has been sung by Kanika Kapoor and Arindam Chakraborty.
Final month Mr Mishra fired one other warning – to designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee – over a jewelry assortment he declared was “obscene”. The designer – a world model – pulled promotional materials for his mangalsutra assortment after Mr Mishra threatened him with police motion.
Earlier than that Mr Mishra lashed out at a Karva Chauth advert from Dabur, considered one of India’s largest shopper manufacturers, and earlier additionally attacked Bollywood filmmaker Prakash Jha over the filming of an internet collection.
With enter from PTI